William Cartwright (Bill)
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 12:50 am: |
Ann, sorry I did't see this earlier. Descanso Gardens here in Los Angeles has a beautiful R. Gigantea. We were just there too and I know I didn't get a picture this year...although we sure do admire this rose.
I may have a picture from last year...I'll search the archives for R. Gigantea.
EDIT. I found two from last year. Excuse the ugly mug in one of the photos (me). Also, the leaves and flowers don't look the same as some of the pictures on HMF. I am quite certain this is what Descanso has marked as R Gigantea...I just know if they are "correct".
George Doomany (Roselovr)
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 02:33 pm: |
What's the URL for Chez Vibert?
Mel Hulse (Kernel)
Post Number: 156
|Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 02:01 pm: |
Darn! I went by the Santa Clara Rose Fence on the way home from a DR. appointment. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera because 'Folette' was covered in bloom 25' across and 7' high!
Jeri Jennings (Jeri)
Supreme Crown Gall !
Post Number: 655
|Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 10:42 am: |
I have Jill's photo, and it's going into the May issue of the "HRG Rose Letter." :-)
John A Starnes Jr (Johnastarnes)
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 10:11 am: |
Jill Perry just posted on ChezVibert some great pics of her R. gigantea dwarfing her and her shed...stunning! Pollen she mailed me in 2004 has given me two ESPECIALLY vigorous hybrids after I boinked a Wichuraiana Rambler with it...I may name them a new "species"....Rosa kudzuensis!
ann peck (Anntn6b)
Post Number: 210
|Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 07:26 am: |
On my list of things I want to see are:
Rosa gigantea in bloom
R. gigantea's kin in bloom
R. gigantea engulfing a tree and in bloom.
Any suggestions for where and when I might find these things in North America?